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Governance Structure Responsibilities

  • Articulating a united vision and determining the scope and focus of projects
  • Define and sanction project objectives and timetables
  • Appropriately assess risk and set quality expectations
  • Garner support from other stakeholders and decision-makers
  • Monitor planning, implementation, and management
  • Define integrated justice operational requirements
  • Oversee systems acquisition
  • Resolve implementation obstacles
  • Review system performance
  • Focus on enhancements, improvements, and next phases
  • Provide leadership, review business processes and policies, analyze technical environments and solutions

Why Governance Structures are Critical to Integrated Justice Success

  • Justice integration projects are difficult and need strong leadership to guide the process
  • Integration is strategic and involves multiple organizations, multiple budget cycles, and multiple funding streams
  • Integration involves independent agencies, elected officials, and separate branches of government. The agencies include both justice and non-justice agencies that operate separate systems for collecting and maintaining data critical to carrying out diverse missions
  • Integration involves significant investments of time and resources and must include stakeholder input
  • There are major implications with justice integration: policy, operational, organizational, legal, cultural, personal, managerial, and technical
  • A governance structure ensures a place at the table for all relevant organizations and users and ensures equality in decision-making
  • A governance structure provides a recognized vehicle to strategically plan for integrated justice system